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Plan of the Action at Bunkers Hill, on the 17th of June 1775, Between His Majesty's Troops, Under the Command of Major General Howe, and the Rebel Forces, by Lieut. Page of the Engineers, who acted as Aide de Camap to General Howe in that Action. NB. The ground plan is from an Actual Survey by Capt. Montresor
Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821, creator
Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821., cartographer
Faden, William, 1749-1836, publisher
Montresor, John, 1736-1799
Kashnor, Leon, 1880-1955, seller
Museum Book Store
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
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Kashnor notes, "Of this map, no other complete copy can be traced. It was re-engraved for Stedman's History, but without the slip. The slip No. 1 is laid over that part of Bunker's Hill, which was in the hands of the colonists, and shows the first position of the English troops. The Colonial forces shown in yellow, the English in red. On lifting the slip there is shown the second position of the English forces, with the hill almost surrounded. In the Charles River the two warships Lively and Falcon are bombarding the hill, and off Charlestown Neck the armed transport is firing on the Colonial communications. A scale of reference is given, which relates to both the slip and the map. It is probable that this plan was never published, and only engraved for official use. There is no engraver or publisher, but a copy, evidently wanting the slip No. 1, is in the Library of Congress, where it is in the Faden Collection." Kashnor notes publication by [W. Faden, 1775]. Kashnor is incorrect on several points. Both Stedman's History and the later published Faden's Maps of the American War contain copies of this map, both with the flap or slip in place, or at least in the Huntington Library copies. Those copies do differ from this one. Each includes the words "To front Page 127, Vol. 1" above the neatline upper right corner. They are also marked below the title "Engraved for Stedman's History of the American War, Published by the Author, April 12, 1793." Slip or flap showing two positions of the English forces during the battle.. Relief: hachures. Graphic Scale: Yards. Projection: Plane. Watermark: Crowned fleur-di-lis WF. Printing Process: Copper engraving. Other Features: Sub-maps. Verso Text: M S note: 846.
1 map ; hand col. ; 49 x 43 cm., sheet 77 x 58 cm.
093:846 M
Time Period
1775, 17th June
North America
United States
Bunker Hill
W 71°/N 42° approx.
Huntington Rare Book Maps
Maps, Huntington Digital Library
Purchased en bloc by HEH from the Museum Book Store, April, 1924.

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